A deliriously sexy and erotically unhinged Alberto Vargas mixed media pin-up illustration for Playboy Magazine, this appeared on page 104 in the June, 1962 issue. A curvy and pretty new bride is seen in a moment of sudden clarity about to pack up for the divorce capital of the US in this spirited and brash near nude depiction.The model is posed on her steamer trunk, adorned with a sticker from her recent honeymoon in Niagara Falls. Her eyes say it all, but the pithy quip needs to be recounted in full here as it is that rich!
“… and then he said that Niagara Falls is an extremely important source of hydroelectric power and that is consists of two cataracts- Horseshoe Falls, which is 160 feet high and 2600 feet across, and American Fall, which is 167 feet high and 1000 feet across- and they are separated by Goat Island and over 212,000 cubic feet of water pass over the falls every second, and then I left for Reno.”
Painting is handsomely framed and silk matted behind glass in a gold Newcomb-Macklin vintage frame and in a pristine state of original conservation.